The Hoosiers scored early and only once, but it was enough for the win.
No. 12 IU defeated Dartmouth 1-0 on Monday at the Mike Berticelli Memorial Tournament in Notre Dame, Ind.
“Good result for our guys today,” IU head coach Todd Yeagley said. “That’s a very good Dartmouth team.”
In the 3rd minute, IU sophomore defender Billy McConnell drew a foul at the top of the 18-yard line.
IU senior defender Patrick Doody took the free kick from that spot and converted, hitting the upper 90. It was his first goal of the season – the first score off a set piece for the Hoosiers – as well as the fastest start to a match in program history.
“The restart goal from Patrick was fantastic,” Yeagley said. “He’s been working all summer on that.”
Dartmouth’s (0-2-0) best opportunity to tie the match came in the 49th minute when it was awarded a penalty after Big Green freshman midfielder/forward Matt Greer was taken down in the box. Senior midfielder Colin Heffron took the kick, aiming to the right of IU sophomore goalkeeper Colin Webb, but the shot was saved by Webb.
Webb finished the match with four saves.
“Colin made a great save to keep it a shutout,” Yeagley said. “And again, that’s a nice trend that we have going with this group is getting more shutouts.”
The victory marked the third consecutive shutout by the Hoosiers (3-0-1). The last time it happened was the 2012 season, when they recorded shutouts in their final three matches that year.
“Again, good result,” Yeagley said. “We’re looking forward to a tough Penn State game coming up on Saturday.”